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ERIC Number: ED334804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-13
Pages: 14
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Hearing Children of the Deaf.
Charlson, Elizabeth Stone
Thirty-seven Caucasian hearing adolescents with deaf parents (HADP) were administered the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale and a social cognition interview, and were compared to a control group of 32 hearing adolescents with hearing parents. Despite wide variances in the social cognition and self-concept scores of adolescents in both groups, data did not indicate that HADP differed in a statistically significant way from their peers with normal hearing parents. In addition, no differences were found between children of deaf parents who had deaf grandparents and children of deaf parents with hearing grandparents. Children who functioned as their parents' primary mediators did not demonstrate higher levels of social cognitive functioning as compared to non-mediator children. Non-mediator adolescents revealed lower self-concept scores in relation to their feelings as a family member, compared to children of deaf parents who identified themselves as mediators. (Includes 13 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Disabled Parents
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (52nd, Seattle, WA, November 13, 1990).